SBC Sheriff Investigators

Arrest Norwalk Man 

Involved in Striking & Shooting Deputy 


Saturday, November 20, 2021, at approximately 1:04 A.M., San Bernardino County Sheriff Deputies were requested to respond to Circle K in the 8100 block of I Avenue in Hesperia, California.  The caller reported that a male subject driving a vehicle through the parking lot of the business, was causing a disturbance. 

Upon arrival, the Deputies conducted a traffic stop on the vehicle driven by the subject, later identified as Anthony John Vasquez. Vasquez refused to cooperate and comply with the Sheriff Deputy’s commands.

Vasquez accelerated his vehicle in reverse, toward one of the deputies, and struck another deputy before he collided with a parked SBCS Deputy’s patrol unit. A deputy involved shooting ensued. Vasquez was not struck during the incident and fled from deputies in his vehicle. Vasquez stopped his vehicle a short distance from the scene and surrendered to the deputies. The deputy struck by Vasquez’ vehicle was treated for his injuries at a local hospital and released. No other injuries were sustained. 

Anyone with information or anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to contact San Bernardino County Sheriff Robert Ripley, Specialized Investigations Division at (909) 387-3589. Callers can remain anonymous and contact WeTip at 800-78CRIME or